The doors of Cloud 9 Emporium on Route 421 have appeared to be closed for the past few weeks. The business license, issued to Dan Bickley, 937 Rhea Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, expired on March 31, 2012. At this time, it does not appear to have been renewed. However, Ed Seals has applied for a new business license under the name Cloud 9 and a Half. The business application indicates the store will be selling tobacco products. The location of the business on the recently issued license was 981 Rhea Road in Mountain City, Tennessee. Officials contacted by The Tomahawk are in agreement that there appears to be a connection between the new business known as Cloud 9 and a Half and the recently closed Cloud 9 Emporium. More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.